Joan Drew

I am a native Vermonter with a lifelong enjoyment of small town community life and the natural settings that come with living in New England. I divide my creative time between Maine and Vermont — my love and appreciation of these familiar locations provides the inspiration for my watercolor scenes, using a vivid color palette that is especially evident in paintings of autumn leaves, lighthouses, and the Vermont landscape.

I studied painting in Tacoma, Washington and graphic art at The Community College of Vermont. I mastered the medium of watercolor through workshops with a wide range  of contemporary artists including Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Tom Lynch, Eric Weigardt, Robert Burridge, Jeannie Carbonetti, Peter Huntoon, Robert J. O’Brien, and Mary Alice Braukman.

I am a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and exhibit at both the Guild and at Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center in Burlington. I have taught private & group lessons, adult classes at Frog Hollow, and student watercolor workshops through the “SOAR” after school arts enrichment program.